Olympic Educational Service District 114

Serving the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas

Policy Council

Policy Council

In addition to many other ways to be involved in your child’s education, one of the ways that Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start includes families is to be involved in Policy Council; a formal meeting structure for families and community members.

Establishing a Policy Council in each Head Start agency in the United States is a federal requirement of the federal Head Start Performance Standards. Establishing a Policy Council in each ECEAP agency in the state of Washington is a state requirement of the state ECEAP Performance Standards. The purpose of Policy Council is:
  • To create an organized way for program parents/guardians/grandparents and community representatives to provide input into Olympic ESD 114 Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start early childhood programs; and
  • To partner with staff and Olympic ESD 114 Board of Directors and Administration to share in decisions regarding overall program planning and operations as described in Appendix A of the Head Start Performance Standard


Become a Substitute in Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start - for more information, call 360.478.6889

Family Support Resources
There are many resources available to families throughout our county.  For a list of resources and their contact information click Family Support Resources